Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are at the heart of next revolution of the algorithmic industry. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is sub-area of computer science that initiates the development of computer systems that can think, sense the environment, learn and take actions like humans.

AI tools are designed not to replace humans but to help them do their jobs better. The idea of AIis to make the lives of humans easier and save time. This will help individuals to focus more on creativity and development section of their work.

How is AI affecting our productivity?

The discussions about the importance of AI in our life has gained momentum in recent years. It is an ongoing debate, whether it is a boon or a bane for the humans.

Let us take a look at the pros and cons of AI that affects our productivity

Pros

1. Reducing Errors

The chances of less mistakes and working with a higher precision is possible with AI. When it comes to problem-solving, machines are more precise and accurate as compared to humans. Thus, it increases the productivity and works can be done faster.

2. No risk of life

If  robots are sent to space instead of humans, then there is no need to put human life in danger. The advantage is that the AI do not need oxygen, food stock, etc. Robots are programmed with the specific instructions that can be used for researches and action. With their metal bodies, they can easily exist in the space.

They are created in such a way that they cannot be modified or breakdown in that environment. Robots can be used for mining and other fuel exploration processes. They can also be sent for wars, which will save the human lives.

3. No limitation of work

Humans get exhausted at a certain point of time, but machines don’t. Humans can do limited work in a specific time period but machines can work endlessly. Machines can produce double productivity as compared to humans.

4. Live chat

 With the help of AI, one can easily converse with the technology to get new information. The person feels as if s/he is talking to another human, but it is the robot also known as chatbots. Several organizations are using this technology to assist them with the customer care help. AI technology helps businesses to interact with users 24/7.

For example- Siri, the AI of Apple is an  intelligent personal assistant that uses voice queries and user interface in the individual’s language to address queries. It also helps in making recommendations to perform actions.

The other examples are- Alexa, Amazon’s AIand Google Assistant ofGoogle.

5. Medical applications

AI technology may be used to train medical students to perform surgeries. It will reduce the time spent on lectures and this can be achieved through artificial surgery simulators. Also, it will help to comfort people who suffer from depression. Robotic pets can be of good help in the medical field. Robots can help in stimulating brain functions as it monitors the neurological disorders.

6. Daily Applications

Our everyday lives have been captured by the computed methods of learning, automated reasoning, and perception. The best examples today are Cortana or Siri. We use GPS on our smartphone; it is also operated through Artificial intelligence. They predict what we are about to type and correct typos.

Facebook tagging is yet another example; it uses algorithms to detect the person’s face and asks us to tag the individual while posting the picture. Artificial Intelligence is widely used in financial and banking institutions as well to manage and organize data.

Cons

1. Unemployment

It is a topic of discussion. Many people believe that artificial intelligence can lead to unemployment. On the contrary to this dilemma, one thing is for sure that development of AI will generate job opportunities that will require specific skill set.

If the machines start doing task done by humans these days, then humans will be more creative, do more researches and will handle existing technological changes.. Replacing humans with robots is unethical.  

The problem will be to update the existing workforce with technological changes. Their ability to adapt to these changes is essential, unable to do so will create havoc and surely, unemployment.

2. High Cost

Machines are costly, and require a huge amount of money for their repair and maintenance. The hardware and software need to be upgraded time and again to function properly and meet the latest requirement. If the data stored on AI is lost, it will be hard to restore the same information and will consume a lot of time.

3. No creativity

Artificial Intelligence does not forte creativity. No technology can beat a human’s mind regarding creativity. The machine cannot draw or make anything artistic rather than what is pre-programmed into it. Human beings have a mind to think and create.

The machines lack this ability. AI does not have the ability to think and analyze like a human brain.. Humans can see, hear, feel, think or sense the art. The machines cannot innovate new things.

4. No replicating humans

 It is difficult to replicate machines as humans. Machines do not have emotions; they perform what is programmed in their system. They cannot make any judgment, solve problems or make decisions (if they meet a new situation of which they have no clue). In such situations, they either break down or react abruptly.

5. No improvement

Machines cannot always improve or maintain themselves like humans. They can only be managed or updated time-to-time. Instead, time and again the machines can lead to wear and tear. Robots are programmed to do specific tasks through an algorithm installed in their internal circuits. Through artificial intelligence, it is nothing like working passionately.

Correlation between Humans and Artificial Intelligence

1. More jobs

Robots cannot do everything. So planning, executing, creativity, etc. are done by the humans. This leads to more skill-oriented jobs for human beings.

2. Increase in productivity

If robots and humans work together, then there will be more productive work. Time taken to complete a task will be less. It will help in the growth of organization.

Artificial intelligence has both pros and cons that affect our productivity. AI can lead to more productive work without any errors. Unlike humans, they can not get tired or exhausted.

It is important to understand our AI counterpart and how its evolution can be used for our benefit. AI will soon invade our life and we must learn how to make the best use of it.  

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Anthony Bergs is a project manager at Writers Per Hour. He always keeps an eye on the marketing sector to implement the best innovations in the strategies that he builds. He’s always open for new connections and partnerships.